A Reminder For the Mamas: Be Your Own Advocate

As I do some review of the literature around perinatal social support for my Masters course, I started thinking. I mean – thinking about more than what I was reading. I was thinking about the purpose of this blog and I wanted to highlight something really important. Advocacy. And you – what you want, need,…

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Don’t Forget About Oral Health in Pregnancy (and You Know, Always!)

I feel like are mouths are (sadly) often a part of us that is overlooked. I hope most people brush their teeth, but I know a lot of people probably don’t do it enough. I know that a lot of people either don’t floss or don’t floss enough, or don’t floss “well” or “properly” according…

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Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid: What, Why, and When

Prenatal vitamins. I feel like I had one million questions about them pre-pregnancy and in first trimester. What are they? Why are they recommended? What are the differences between available brands? When do I stop and start taking them? If I don’t take one or I forget to take one, what will happen? They make…

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The Quick Scoop on Vitamin K for Newborns

Parenting is full of decision-making and it starts before your child is even born. One of the questions you will get asked during a prenatal appointment is whether or not you want your child to have the Vitamin K injection. To make this decision, you need to be informed about what this injection is for,…

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My Pelvic Physio Experiences and How They Made Me Realize What Postpartum Care is Missing

Prenatal care can be pretty thorough – you’re seen pretty regularly (even moreso if you are considered high risk, had IVF, or have a medical condition that requires extra monitoring) and I’d say overall most important topics are covered (depending on your provider). I am not saying it is perfect – because really, there are…

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Flu Shot FAQ: This Weeks Summary

So if you didn’t know, I am currently running a Flu Shot FAQ Reel Series on Instagram! Every day for about 3 weeks I will be debunking a flu shot myth or answering a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to do this because they’re short…

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Holiday Gift Guide For: Expecting and Newly Postpartum Mamas

Do you have a pregnant mama in your life? Or someone who will be in the early stages of the postpartum period just in time for the holidays? I was pregnant last Christmas and then had a baby only two weeks after in early January – it’s a busy time and any and all support…

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It’s SIDS Awareness Month!

October is such a busy month for awareness. Though I think people should make an effort to be aware 365 days of the year, months like this do help to boost overall, long-term awareness (or it seems like they do!). Among other issues/concerns being brought to light this month (and I’ll be talking about another…

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What I Loved About Midwifery Care

My obstetrical care during pregnancy was provided by a team of midwives. I loved it – my experience was, from start to finish, nothing short of amazing. My birth didn’t go as I imagined but my care team (and my husband, of course) made it an excellent experience anyways. Now, before I get into why…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health…

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